from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Valor.
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This poet is fond of introducing old French words "to make his English sweet upon his tongue"; _accueillade_, _valiantise_, _faineant_, _allegresse_,
'By Allah,' rejoined a third, 'ye will have hard work to get the better of him; for he had not done this, but for what he knew of his own prowess and valiantise.'